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6 bedroom house for sale

Amber House, Holden Road, Southborough Common, Kent, TN4 0GD


Property Description

Key features

  • Arts & Crafts style new build
  • In total approx 0.5 acre plot
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bath/shower rms
  • 4 reception rooms, games room
  • Detched double garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Nestled in a mature tree-lined landscape with a rear garden and a formal front elevation that faces the adjoining Common, this is a location with great historical provenance and good practical connections.

Southborough is on the outskirts of the Spa Town of Royal Tunbridge Wells which is the cultural and shopping centre for Wealden Kent.

Tonbridge is about 2.5 miles to the North with an excellent train service to London (London Bridge, Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Waterloo, Victoria) taking about 35 mins.
Dual carriageway to the M25 (Junction 5) is only 2 miles from the House.

There are many highly regarded schools in the area, including a number of preparatory and primary schools, grammar schools and public schools nearby in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks.
Tunbridge Wells is the key shopping town for the area with a very wide selection of quality shops, as well as antiques, specialist delicatessens and independent fashion retailers.

Several golf courses are available locally and the County cricket at The Nevill Cricket ground.

Postcode to be:TN4 0GD (current Sat Nav TN4 0LR)


Amber House, designed by award winning architect Simon Beck, is based on the Arts and Crafts style of Charles Voysey. The house is currently constructed with local and vernacular materials including natural stone, brick and render and feature bay windows looking over the gardens.


External Structure
Constructed in the traditional way of brick, stone and block with concrete foundations and ground floors of beam and block construction.
Fnishes to be natural stained wood, stone and brick; with black cast water-goods and external fittings and a natural slate roof.
Majority of the GF internal walls to be brick and block.

High quality stained wood windows with hermetically sealed double glazed units will be fitted and with high levels of wall/roof and floor insulation

Heating and Electrical
Heated by an underfloor heating system with an automatic programmable gas fired condensing combination boiler which will provide hot water with a pressurised system.
Bathrooms include heated towel rails.
Lighting system will be fully adjustable with twin circuits in each main room for ceiling downlighters and light points coupled with switchable table/wall light points controlled by dimmer switches.
Alarms to NACOSS approved standard with external sirens connected to passive infra red movement detectors.
CCTV wiring to be installed along with separate telephone points to enable future connection to a central alarm monitoring station situated adjacent to the alarm control box which includes a video entry system for the electrically operated front gates.
Garage with remote controlled electrically operated doors
External lights will illuminate the front, side and rear of the house using infrared detectors with additional low-level lighting.

Sound and Vision
Pre-wired for a comprehensive home network system with socket outlets in each room to allow for telephone, fax, computer, CCTV, TV, satellite, video and hi-fi.
Ceilings wired to allow for inclusion of audio in each major room and Ipod mounting docks and control points can be installed into the walls.
Hidden cabling links the Satellite dish to rooms via a central communications station so that technology can be enjoyed through a single network or individually. (Wiring only included).

Kitchen/Utility Fittings
Painted wood cabinets with natural granite worktops. Central island to feature chopping boards, food preparation and breakfast bar.
Appliances including a coffee maker and warmer drawers in addition to microwave, steam and convection oven, dishwasher, gas or ceramic hob, American style fridge/freezer.
Utility room with cabinets, worktops and sinks plumbed for washing machine and condensing tumble dryer.

Sanitaryware and co-ordinating taps in chrome finish from range at CP Hart.
Master ensuite with free-standing roll top bath with double wash hand basins, shower, bidet and matching WC.
Other bathrooms with single basins and bath/shower and WC.
Showers to be served by the pressurised plumbing system.
Travertine floors with underfloor heating and matching wall tiling to shower areas.

Oak veneered paneled doors to ground floor
Oak traditional timber feature staircase from ground to 1st floor
Basement stairs to be painted softwood and MDF.
Chrome finish door and window furniture.
Windows are stained treated wood.
Travertine flooring to hall and kitchen, breakfast and utility areas and bathrooms.

Open fire flues in dining room and drawing room with a flue for gas effect fire in the drawing room.
Fireplace fittings not included.

External Drives and Gardens
Entrance gates of black wrought iron with entry video system.
Driveways finished in tarmacadam with gravel chippings and edged with natural Wealden stone blocks.
Patios to be natural stone flags
External water and electrical sockets to rear of house and in garage.

The National House Building Council will independently survey at every stage during construction and on completion issue a 10 year Buildmark Warranty.


From the M25 at junction 5 take A21 south to Tunbridge Wells turnoff (A26). Follow the A26 for approx 1.25 miles to Southbrough Common. Take a right at Holden Road or cut across the common and then take a left into Holden Road by the pond at the foot of Constitution Hill. The entrance to Amber House is by a pedestrian path called Tanyard Lane.

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Added on Rightmove:
28 June 2012


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